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Department Head and Professor of Engineering Education

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Department Head and Professor of Engineering Education
Faculty Rank: Professor
Posting Number: TR0160107
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will provide leadership, vision, and management for the EngE faculty, staff, students, and programs to further elevate the national and international contributions and reputation of the department. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of the role and mission of the department, and will also provide leadership and guidance in implementing engineering education research-driven pedagogy within EngE and other engineering departments in the college.

Please see http://www.enge.vt.edu for a complete description of position responsibilities and the department.

Required Qualifications:

Must hold a doctorate in engineering, engineering education, or a closely-related field; must qualify for tenure at the rank of professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Distinction in university-level research and teaching;
- Established record of scholarship, administrative ability, and academic leadership;
- Demonstrated understanding of the field of engineering education;
- Clearly articulated vision for the future of engineering education as a field of research and practice.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online to https://jobs.vt.edu for posting number TR0160107. Applicant screening will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) a personal statement (maximum three pages) describing the applicant’s leadership style, vision for the Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education, and vision for the field of engineering education, and (iii) names and contact information for five references. References will only be contacted for those candidates who are being considered for on-campus interviews.

Please direct inquiries:
Marie C. Paretti, Chair, EngE Department Head Search Committee, 357 McBryde Hall, MC 0218, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Email: engeheadsearch@vt.edu; Phone: (540)231-1812

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenured
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: Engineering Education
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Work according to Administrative and Instructional demands
Job Posting Date: 09/16/2016
Review Begin Date: 11/15/2016
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69494

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

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  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Candidate Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc